Business and workforce


Business and careers
Online service links food buyers and sellers

2BuyAg, LLC – Fulton is in a fight with such heavy hitters as Walmart, Kroger, Aldi’s and Amazon, which recently purchased Whole Foods Market. Read more

Sunnen Products Co. — St. Louis success story

Got home safely last night? Thank Sunnen. Read more

Craig Jennings — Davis Creek success story

How do you grow lettuce without soil? Read more

Farm to You, LLC — Washington success story

Doing it the natural way pays. Read more

Better by Design LLC — Brookfield success story

Woman-owned construction firm succeeds with MO PTAC help. Read more

¡Hablamos Español!

"Luis Ortiz y la SBTDC" appears in leading Hispanic magazine. Read more

Seven government contracting myths

Busted! Read more

Government contracting improves prospects for Brookfield firm

With the help of a small business development program, Lois Rodriguez's company has grown from two full-time and a few part-time employees to five full-time and as many as 13 part-time workers.  Read more

Missouri's one and only — The BDP statewide network

Our Business Development Program is a multi-program, multi-institution model for an economic development engagement program. In the past three years it helped Missouri firms create or retain 24,000 jobs. Read more

Employee engagement

An engaged employee boosts the success of the organization; a disengaged one saps it. Here are tips for balancing the many factors that ensure a positive, productive workplace.Read more

Five questions to determine your best financing options

Which option is best? The one that best fits your business. Read more

Crafting your business plan with LivePlan

Better business plan = happier banker = better odds of success Read more

BDP creates/retains 24,000 jobs, nearly $1B in increased sales

University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program creates or retains 24,000 jobs, nearly $1 billion in increased client sales for Missouri businesses. Read more


MU Extension's Business Development Program exists to help Missouri’s entrepreneurs succeed in private enterprise and to promote Missouri's economic development. It performs this vital service through a network of business counselors located throughout the state. Read more



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